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>> live from berlin, this is the journal. i am sarah harmon. it is great to have you with us. coming up on the program -- israel and hamas agree to a 12-howard sees our as the palestinian death toll passes 900. barack obama says thousands of children across the border into the u.s. will have to go home, and germany's world-famous wagner festival gets off to a bumpy start in bayreuth.
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truths between israel and hamas entered into force saturday. in gaza, emergency workers used to uncover 35 bodies from the rubble of homes. ofy surveyed the damage nearly three weeks of fighting and gathered much needed supplies. cleanse palestinians are withdrawing money, stocking up on the basics, and resupplying their hospitals. is giving them just enough time to take care of essential, everyday business. people are hoping for a longer reprieve. >> we are looking for a real cease-fire, not just 12 hours. 12 hours are not enough to take stock of what has happened. we hope this cease-fire continues and not go back to the killing and destruction. we hope things get better. >> they know it is a short
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window of opportunity. just before the cease-fire went into attack, israel launched another mortar attack. -- border attack. palestinians say almost an entire family was wiped out in the attack, including 11 children. at least 20 people were killed. there is growing concern in israel about the offense against gaza. >> we are now ignoring and bringing our guns toward the palestinians. we have to understand that it is impossible. one millionld people under siege. the war could end in a week or two, but the problems will stay forever and i do not see a solution in less we come to a -- unless we come to a solution and i will probably take a long time. >> in order for that to happen,
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there first has to be a truths and that is why secretary of state john kerry is meeting in paris to work out a lasting cease-fire. >> let's go to our correspondent in jerusalem, tonya cramer. why has israel agreed to the cease-fire now, and what does it mean for efforts to reach a long-term truce? >> are quite different signals. as far as we understand, the security cabinet rejected the terms of the proposal by john kerry because they were not favorable, as they say, for israel, and would have also asked for an immediate hold to all military activities and the army has made it clear that it needs more time to destroy tunnels and military into structure from the militants, as they say. now, the humanitarian truce comes, interestingly enough, along with a statement from the israeli military that they have
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the right to destroy infrastructure, and they are trying to gain time before a stronger proposal might be put in place as diplomatic efforts in paris are underway. the prime minister is calling for an extension of the truce, but the clock is ticking and at the moment it is not clear if these diplomatic efforts will work out. >> we are seeing images of devastated communities in gaza and the palestinian death toll is passing 900. even if there is a truce, there is a huge humanitarian crisis to deal with. >> the pictures we are getting from colleagues in gaza are showing the devastation of entire neighborhoods. this is one of the neighborhoods in the east and also, the north, the south, and the border areas -- areas nothing recognizable now. they are to sources, still pulling bodies out of the rubble that they could not reach during the fighting.
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the number is around 80, any changes all the time. -- and it changes all the time. i talked to a family from the north whose house is gone and his father went back to see what is left. there is devastation. there is also the uncertainty of what will happen after the short time of the truce is over tonight. >> time to cramer, thank you very much -- tonya cramer, thank you very much. spokesman for lufthansa said the situation remained unchanged. on tuesday, lufthansa joined other airlines and suspending all services to tel aviv after hamas militants began targeting the airport with rocket fire. israel says the iron dome defense system can only intercept nine out of 10 rockets. turning to the ukraine now, 20
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40ch forensic experts and unarmed police officers have arrived in the country to investigate the crash of h17.ysia airlines flight m australian officials at the scene say they are still finding body parts. a truce has been declared in the area that is controlled by pro-russian separatists. the netherlands is leading the investigation into the crash. 200 -- 283 on board were dutch internationals. is -- the euhis -- is agreeing on sanctions that could target russian business interests and they could take effect as early as next week and hamper cooperation on security issues according to the russian
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finance minister. now, russian companies have relied heavily on european capital. the eu plans to restrict funding. bonds issued by majority state-owned russian companies will not allow to be sold on the european market. this will make it harder for russian firms to access european capital markets. the eu plans to put an embargo on sales to russia and another on high technology such as advanced computers and machine tools. there will also be expert restrictions on gas and oil technology. german companies are already seeing a decline in their business with russia. they want to avoid harsh reprisals. it becomes unavoidable, if it is decided in the political arena, german industry will be there, but there have to be sanctions that do not automatically result in a sanctioned spiral that we cannot
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easily end. >> the eu member states already intend to sign off on the sanctions in the coming week. >> u.s. president barack obama has met with leaders from three central american countries in an effort to get a grip on a growing child migrant process. support for the guatemala, honduras, and also the door, and repeated his appeal to parents in those countries not to send their children to the u.s.. >> every day some hundreds of children's and teenagers across the border into the united states without their parents and documents and very few can hope to be accepted as refugees. u.s. president barack obama is now considering sending many of them back. >> providing assistance -- i emphasize that within a legal framework, humanitarian framework, and proper due process, children who do not have proper claims, and families
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with children who do not have proper claims, at some point, will be subject to repatriation to their home countries. >> obama as the central american presidents to help stop minors from entering, but the leaders want a solution that favors the children. >> we expressed support for reuniting children with their reach thehen minors border and at least one parent lives in the u.s., they have rights and we want them to be inspected. >> -- respected. >> u.s. immigration laws are unlikely to be changed anytime soon, though the influx of children from south of the border looks set to continue. >> to cycling now, the tour de france has reached its penultimate stage and there is an almost insurmountable lead with the italian and i headed by almost seven minutes on his closest rival, but he says it will not be taking it easy on
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stage 20. after almost three grueling weeks, the riders are competing in a time trial. underway,is already but the race leaders will not be starting until later this afternoon. lithuanian wonst a stage in cycling's biggest race. >> he savored his moment of victory, his first win on a stage of the tour de france. with 10 kilometers to go, the lithuanian chose the right moment to make his breakaway from the pack and got a helping hand in his quest for victory when a group of his pursuers crashed together on wet pavement just before the end. german managed to stay clear and came in second seven seconds later.
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leader has been leading since the second day, but he held back from this battle for the stage victory. >> just before the victory i decided to leave room for the sprinters. it is all about reducing risk for me now. >> he crossed the line with his main rival. the italian holds onto the lead with just two stages to go. >> to soccer news, chelsea has re-signed one of the clubs greatest ever players. he left chelsea two years ago after spending eight seasons with the london-based club, and now he is returning on a one-year contract. in german fans will remember him for his performance in the 2012 championships final against byron. here in germany, the focus is shifting to the start of the new one displayed season -- bundesliga season. for one team, it will be a new
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debut. patterson will be mixing it up with modern music -- bayern just a fraction of the budget. >> the city cannot wait, but the players know they will face tough challenges. >> everybody expects that you will be excited to be playing in the bundesliga, and every single game will be a great experience. we are all excited, but it will be difficult at times as well. there for 14n years. the club will be relying on players like him to keep them in the bundesliga rather than expensive new signings. >> we will not survive on individual quality, only through teamwork. that is how we made it to the bundesliga last season, and we had fewer resources than other teams then, too. i think we are on the right path.
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>> they lost their latest friendly against the spanish squad know about, but they are not letting that worry them. >> of course we are one of the most obvious outsiders in the history of the bundesliga, but we earned our place here, getting into this position by playing outstanding, attractive, attacking football, and that is how we want to continue this season. we have nothing to lose, and we are chasing the best. >> and that means retaining their top-flight status at the end of their debut bundesliga season. i germany -- >> germany's world-famous wagner festival in bayreuth started with a technical glitch, delaying the opening curtain, and a performance of "tannhäuser" was given a mixed reception. >> it was almost a nonstarter.
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wires ripped and the curtain came down on the performance. that is never happened before at this festival. duringeard a loud bang the performance. i thought "what was that, do they make a last-minute change? fore have come to bayreuth the last 30 years. it is a real first for us. still, it did little to dampen the mood at the wagner festival with intellectuals, politicians gathered. the cultural missed -- the cultural minister was on hand, greeted by the festival and katerina wagner. the opening performance was a modern take on "tannhäuser." it is set in a recycling plant. , theyastian baumgarten's
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all work at the plant. the performance has called controversy, which is what the director wanted. set out toaumgarten shake up audience expectations, and he succeeded. >> thank you for watching. >> the wreck of the costa concordia -- for more than 900 days, the cruise ship lay off of the italian coast, its presence transformed life on the island. i have come in the last couple of days before it is totally for scrap. for scrap.ay a small hotel overlooks the rack. -- wreck. it belongs to katerina pellegrini who has vivid
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memories. when she finally understood what all of the noise was, she walked down to the harbor, she explained. when the first rescue boat arrives with survivors, she asked how she could help. the policeman asked everyone to bring blankets, so she did, and she took in as many people as possible. passengers on0 board. 50 of them stayed in her hotel. she gave the survivors dry clothes, showed them to their beds, help them get ready, and put them to bed. especiallye has one painful memory of that night two and a half years ago. it is about a german woman, but then katerina has to break off her story. died in thes
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disaster, and after the tragedy, the long cleanup began. to thes brought business island. katerina's hotel has been booked up since. rooms, she explains, and all of them were taken by titan.vage company, most of the guests were engineers and staff working on the operation. 300r the disaster, some specialists from all over the world descended on the island. katerina pellegrini has collected newspaper clippings of the people that stayed with her. they have almost become part of the family. she willship leaves, be crying all day, she admits, with joy because it is gone, but also with sadness of the guests that she will lose. they include a dutch engineer
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who is the youngest specialist working on the project. he went freelance after leaving the university, and quickly -- on then julia island. >> i have been here for two years now on this amazing project. it is so huge, and it is an honor to be here because it is one of the same -- largest salvage jobs ever done in the world. >> i will be following him over the next few days. a.m., he sets00 out for his workplace. weighs 115,000 tons. >> the general idea is we want --remove the rack entirely wreck entirely. it is like 11 stories high. flat or a tower.
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>> the salvage company has offices in a nearby hotel. here, jan tells me more about the challenges is team faces. he uses plans to show how the wreck has been reloaded. the operation is in the final stages. the vessel is said to be towed to genoa. >> we built the platform underneath, and then they use that to pull the vessel straight. that is the response inside of the concordia. in the first that they lower it down. [indiscernible] the entire rack floats. >> the white tanks were welded to the side of the ship. and then compressed air was
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pumped in. slowly, the concordia began to rise. >> the use this to pull it more eastward, and when it is entirely east, we get the final pull. >> on the computer screen, that all looks perfectly plausible, but can it be done? are the engineers sure it will begin its final journey? >> the engineers will put a design together and take a look. it has never been done before. .e all believe in the plan happen.elieve it will years, 500 last two
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people have worked on board the costa concordia. on deck, on the water, closely supervised by an expert team. the italian authorities constantly monitor the water around the wreck site. very soon, their work is set to come to an end. it seems hard to believe. jan has two board the vessel again. to work there, even had to take a climbing course. >> it is quite dangerous. that are a lot of cranes people are welding. we have to climb, sometimes, from one room to the other room, anchors on those huge
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and work under hostile conditions. >> they have had their own tragedies. one diver was killed in the operation. >> it is scary. it is a huge risk. we are willing to undertake it to remove the vessel. it is actually part of the job. that is how it is. are allr, stress, fear part of the job. today, he has to check the position of the air pump. they need to be fixed precisely so that it can go ahead. for safety reasons, i am not allowed to come along. i wait onshore. returns after a 20-our shift, he has bad news. theics warn of -- >> one of sensors, we cannot fix it. the level is still wrong, and we need to lower it down. if this is going to take too long, we will not make it.
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>> with just a couple of days remaining, time is of the essence, and the stress is showing. this could be the start of a career for jan. he needs things to go well. >> is quite a burden to be responsible for -- it is quite a burden to be responsible for these operations. of course, you are with the entire team, but, still, you feel responsible for the work you are doing, so you take it very serious. >> while he catches up on some sleep, his team steps up the efforts, and in the end they managed to correct the position wreck tanks and raise the higher. he hears the news from his friend and engineer from belgium. >> at the moment, we are in the final stage of the project. we are still moving up with the ship, trying to reach a drop of between 80 and 90 meters, and
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also allow preparations to tow the ship to genoa. it is tricky. we are all quite nervous. >> we are all here 20 hours a day, sometimes longer, we worked day and night just to finish the job. >> the two men have to go out to the ship again. if things go according to plan, it will be their last time. this day will be crucial if the rack is to be towed away on time. jan and his colleagues will stay on board for the next 24 hours. [indiscernible] >> we have to be inside of the control room on the vessel to
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assess how things are going on at the moment. we watch on the screens, we see the video, and if there is a problem, we can directly intervene. >> i wish them good luck. once again, i am not allowed on board for safety reasons. a special control room was built itself for the salvage operation. this is where all of the images and data come together, were all the work on the operation is monitored. it is an incredibly intricate set up. one mistake could ruin years of work. the engineers have worked through the night. is exhausted after such a long shift, but the job is done. >> actually, as you see, we lifted the vessel the last couple of meters, so we're ready
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for the tow. leaving the wreck for the last time, it is quite strange because we are leaving home a little bit. we were there 12 hours a day, and it sounds strange, but it also becomes our own world, and we are leaving it. last, they can celebrate the departure of the costa concordia. the ship is headed to genoa. for jan, it is a proud moment. >> it is really strange, almost unreal that we did it, and the wreck is now floating again. it is so unrealistic. so unreal. still, it is true. we did it. we did this. >> after two years of hard work, jan still has to come to terms with his team's success.
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for me, too, it is difficult to believe. the people here can now begin a new chapter after the tragedy and death of the cleanup.
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